Healthy Baked Banana Chips

Best Healthy Baked Banana Chips RecipeLight, sweet and packed with potassium, these Healthy Baked Banana Chips are sure to be a new favorite snack!

Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe
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Looking for more nutritious options for yourself, family or friends? Today we add Healthy Baked Banana Chips to our repertoire of healthy baked snack recipes.

We all know “fresh is best” and we should eat more fruits and veggies. Bananas are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients.

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Yet it is not always doable to carry fresh fruits and veggies with us throughout our busy days. It is rather unpleasant to discover that your lovely fresh banana has turned into a black mushy mess inside your bag.

Perfect Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe

There are times when you just want something different. Healthy Baked Banana Chips are a great solution!

You can find banana chips in nearly every grocery, health food, and even convenience store. Yet most of those pre-packaged imposters are fried in oil and coated with ingredients you want to avoid.

Those mass produced banana chips may not be quite as virtuous as you would like to think. So why not make your own?

Easy Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe

Our Healthy Baked Banana Chips are so basic and so simple to make. I have made them in a food dehydrator for years, but you don’t have to go out and purchase a new piece of kitchen hardware to make them in your own home.

Your oven will do quite nicely.

No frying required, and no preservatives necessary. A few bananas and a couple of lemons are all it takes.

Simple Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe

Now, you can make as many Healthy Baked Banana Chips as you like, but most ovens will only hold two to three baking sheets, and it does take a bit of time to dry them out.

Think of the tortoise and the hare analogy… Slow and steady wins the race. Low and slow is the way to go!

The goal here is not to cook the banana slices to death. Instead we want to cause evaporation, thus preserving the bananas from decomposition.

The thinner the slices are, the more quickly they will dry.

Crispy Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe

Making Healthy Baked Banana Chips is a perfect multi-tasking opportunity.

Once the bananas are sliced, dipped in lemon juice, and placed on a parchment covered baking sheets. you have about three hours to relax and enjoy a favorite activity.

Or take on a few items on your “To Do” list. Just make sure to stick around the house so you can flip the banana slices over half way through cooking.

Crunchy Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe

Healthy Baked Banana Chips are an ideal portable snack. Add them to granola, baked goods, salads and yogurt for a little edible excitement!

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Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe
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Healthy Baked Banana Chips

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
 
Healthy Baked Banana Chips Recipe - These simple 2-ingredient chips make marvelous snacks packed with fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron!
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Baked Banana Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 47.1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 4 firm bananas
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Peel and slice the bananas into 1/16th to 1/8th inch slices. A mandolin slicer makes the job much easier
  2. Dip or brush the banana slices with lemon juice placing them close together on parchment lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the oven for 1 -1½ hours. They should be able to be peeled off parchment easily, flip banana chips over and continue baking approximately 1 -1½ hours longer until desired dryness is achieved.
  4. Check banana chips occasionally to make sure the are not over cooking. They will crisp up as they cool and become firm and leathery, yet remain flexible. Allow them to cool completely before storing in an air tight container in a cool dark place. For long term storage refrigerate or freeze.

Recipe Notes

NOTES: Try them sprinkled with sea salt, cinnamon, or cayenne pepper as well!

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7 comments on “Healthy Baked Banana Chips

  1. shifuposted April 13, 2018 at 9:49 am Reply

    I always loved banana chips but never made them. I’ll try it this weekend. Thanks Sommer!

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